My youngest son is four. As my other son is 14, the young one is pretty much growing up as an only child. This being, he never has had a chance to be "the boss" of anything. Enter Austin, the one year old baby I started watching a few months ago. If you've never had the experience of hearing your voice come out through a child, it's pretty eye opening!
"No, No! Austin!"
"Stop it Austin!"
"No, that's not the right way!
"Stay still, Austin!"
These commands are given in his best authoritative voice, hands on his hips. Austin, a very calm and peaceful child, just looks at him like he's on drugs!
I guess if we want our kids to speak kindly, we need to listen to ourselves!